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Ranch Dressing Is The Cream Of The Crop

A new report says ranch is the salad dressing of choice in cafeterias and restaurants in the U.S. Its sales and shipments are double that of the No. 2 dressing: blue cheese.
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Flights Canceled After Lufthansa Pilots Strike

Contract negotiations with the pilot's union over pay and recent changes to retirement benefits broken down over the weekend. The 3-day strike is one of the biggest walkouts in Lufthansa's history.
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Concerns Linger For N.C. Residents After Coal Ash Spill

It has been nearly 2 months since a metal stormwater pipe ruptured near the Dan River. A federal criminal probe was launched into the relationship between Duke Energy and a state environmental agency.
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Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.
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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.
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Mother Of Victim: More Killed By GM Ignition Switch Defect

Laura Christian, the birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, who was killed in an accident linked to the problem, says she's identified at least 29 victims.
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Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship

In 2012, nearly a quarter of all new businesses were started by people between the ages of 55 and 64. What makes older adults choose starting businesses over retirement?
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Beyond The Fog Of Spin And Doubt: What Has ACA Achieved?

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of Americans to obtain health insurance — but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?
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Mother Of Earliest Auto Defect Victim Calls On Congress To Act

Laura Christian was reunited with her birth daughter a year before her daughter died in a car accident — the first death attributed to the faulty ignition switch admitted by General Motors. Christian discusses the company's much-maligned vehicle recall.
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GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

General Motors CEO Mary T. Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, speaking before a House panel that is investigating how the company handled problems with its vehicles' ignition switch.

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